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"L" Train Afire, Injuring Eleven Firemen Rescue Passengers Trapped in Blazing Third Avenue Car Accident BlocksTraffic Danger and Difficulty Are In? creased by Icy Coating of Structure Wooden oars of a Harlem-bound Third Avenue local elevated train were lhattered and one was set afire yester? day, when they were rammed from be? hind by an empty express train of steel joaches at Fifty-sixth Street, The locai ?as crowded and ten of the passengers ?ere injured, one of them seriously, ?Hid the motorman of the express train was also hurt. If the cars of the local tad been of steel, instead of the more ?izasy material, the damage probably ?rould have been comparatively light. The blazing rear car of the local and jhe ice-covered elevated structure added to the fright of the passengers, who were taken to the street on ladders trected by ?iromen. TriiiTic was blocked for several hours. The rear car of the local took fire immediately after the collision. Fire? men quickly extinguished the blaze and rescued the injured and the frightened women. Motorman Richard Lougheed, ef the express, was imprisoned in his box for twenty minutes. Firemen bat? tled through smoke and flames to res? cue him. Excepting a badly lacerated right le.c and a few minor burns, he was uninjured. Patrick Dunn, forty-five years old, a broker, of 1667 Lexington Avenue, was taker, to Flower Hospital, suffering from three broken ribs. His condi? tion is serious, but he will recover. John J. Cronin, of 3360 Fort Independ? ence Avenue, a patrolman assigned to Police Headquarters, suffered u fract? ured right wrist, but went home. Failure of the brakes of the heavy ?xpress train to work promptly caused the accident, according to Loujrheed. The local which the empty express was following, stopped abruptly, resulting in the crash. 11. Simmons, of 1105 Crotona Park North, motorman of the local, said he was forced to stop be? cause another uptown train was dis? charging passengers at Fifty-ninth Street. The rear car of the local was de? molished. The first car of the express ploughed ten feet into it. but, being made of steel like the subway trains, was not damaged. After questioning Motormen Lough? eed and Simmons, the police exonerated them from all responsibility. The In ? terborough also regards the smash as an accident. Lougheed has been a motorman for nine years. For several hour? uptown traffic on the Third Avenue line wag suspended. Trains for Harlem and The Bronx were sent over the ?Second Avenue branch. For half an hour after the crashf down? town Third Avenue triffic was halted The Third Avenue surface cars were also tied up for a like period. Coler Plays "Peanut Politics," Says Howe Buck's Removal Unjust, Says Ex-Deputy Commissioner of Charities '"Peanut politics is to be made the guide for every public action of the present city administration." That was the declaration of Stanley H. Howe, former Deputy Commissioner of Charities yesterday in denouncing the removal of William B. Buck as di? rector" or' Sea View Farms, Staten Isl? and, by Commissioner Bird S. Coler o? the Department of Charities. He de? clared that the charges against the director of the city's "poor farm" were most trivial and that a serious injus? tice had been done against a competent city employe. "Xot a word in Commissioner Coler's charges about the welfare of the sick, about the condition of the food, about the death rate, about the nursing care, about the manner of treatment of the old married couples who live content? edly in the cottages," said Mr. Howe. "Not a word about the improvement among the tuberculosis patients, not n word about the extension of medical service to the old people, not a word about the food for the inmate workers, not a word about the economies brought about by consolidating the garage, laundry and the storehouses of the colonies. The humane service per? formed in this institution by Mr. Buck and his assistants is forgotten. He mus.t give up this work, for which his whole life's experience and training have equipped him." Mr. Buck, a civil service appointee of the Mitchel administration, was re " moved by Commissioner Coler recently after a star chamber hearing on minor charges. Without mentioning Mr. Buck's lame, the medical board of ?Sea View Hospital yesterday passed resolutions approving of his "removal by Commis iioner Coler. Police Custodian Restored Lieutenant William ("Bull") McCar? thy, who succeeded Commissioner Richard E. Enrlght as head of the Po? lice Lieutenants' Benevolent Associa? tion, was made custodian of the Man? hattan and Brooklyn Headquarters buildin?rs yesterday. Former Commis? sioner Woods abolished the position of Headquarter? custodian and trans? ferred McCarthy to desk duty at Rich? mond Hill, where he was working when the news readied him yesterday. ?McCarthy had held the Headquarters ?ssignwent for ten years before the lormer Commissioner decided that the ODties of the Headquarters custodian could be performed by the chief engi? neer. Qoeen of the Belgians Thank? Dr. Anna H. Shaw 'WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, -The Queen ?r the Belgians has cabled Dr. Anna ?ward Shaw, chairman of the Worn tu P05?"l>ttee of the Council of Na ?ori?! Defense, thanking her for a ^?oiesrrem expressing the gratitude of "uteivcari women for the humanitarian "?rV*03 rendered by the Queen and *onrn of Belgium to the cause of ?fdom ,?ud civilization, ?w?? ?u, i"oof <>f sympathy for suf ci^y* pe]enim will be of the greatest Ou?!*1 *? th08e ,n distress," said the HUcena message. His Canadian Chum And Money Vanish j iRoegland Gets New Outfit and j British ?Authorities Seek Missing Soldier i?A/u?r " "i<rht of XaoA vheer spent ??i* ? Alb/rt S- R?vgland woke up yesterday afternoon in a room in the Kastern Hotel on Whitehall Street, to mid himself alone with a Canadian Uni? term and a headache. His companion had departed, as had all his clothes, in and ^70 ?f Whlch WCr? B Paa"P?rt In great pcrturbntlon of spirit Roeg-i land roamed the streets and considered his situation. Me could not report for work on his oil barge, in a Canadian uniform, and nt every step he was fear tul of being arrested as a deserter or summoned before a court martial for failing to salute the right men At last he took his trouble to Head? quarters, and a detective was sent, with him to the headquarters of the British I Recruiting Mission. There lloegland | spent an embarrassing live minutes, while officers, who waited for no ex I planation, demanded why he did not salute, why his cap was on hindside I foremost, why he had buckled his belt | that way, why he hadn't, buttoned his ! coat, and what under the sun he had ; been trying to do with his puttees. When the detective explained the sit I uation, Roegland was sent to the office ; of the British Consul, who supplied him ? with an entire new outfit from head to j foot and made careful note of the name I sewn in the Canadian uniform. -?-_ Enright Order Abolishes 2 More Police Details 'Honest" Dan Costigan Is Also Deprived of Two of His Aids Police Commissioner Enright yester ' day continued his reorganization of the ; department by abolishing the social welfare squad and the temporary de? tail of 262 policemen in plainclothes duty, both pet organizations of. ex Commissioner Arthur Woods. The social welfare squad was formed ? for the purpose of teaching foreign ; born residents that the police are not I enemies, but their friends. The eighty \ men who composed it were assigned to patrol duty yesterday. From now on Ellen O'Grady, Fifth Deputy Commissioner, will have charge of this work, which will be carried on under her direction by lieutenants and sergeants past the retiring age. Cap? tain McGrath, former head of the squad, may be assigned to Deputy Com? missioner O'Grady's jffice to assist her. The detail of plainclothes men elim? inated by Commissioner Enright was called by Mr. Woods "crime prevention officers." Their work was a modification of the old ward man system. All except twenty-two of them will go back into uniform. The remainder will be as? signed to the Detective Bureau. The Police Commissioner transferred Sergeant Floyd Horton and Detective Patrick Donnelly from the staff of In? spector "Honest Dan" Costigan to p?c cincts, convincing Headquarters that Inspector Costigan's days are numbered under the new r?gime. it was pointed out that having as? signed Costigan to do two men's work in heading the vice squad and com? manding the First Inspection District ; at the same time, Commissioner Er i right had paved the way for his reduc , tion on the ground of incapacity. With i the additional handicap of the loss of | two of his right hand men. Costigan"?? position would become intolerable, it was said. Horton had been a tower of strength in the vice squad since its organiza? tion and was particularly useful in in | vestigating charges of dishonesty ms-.e : against policemen. He was sent *o the 1 Fifth Street police station, in Brook : lyn. Donnelly had worked with Costigan for years, recent1 y as a member of the "hotel squad." His assignment to the West Forty-seventh Sreet police sta? tion in uniform carries with it a re? duction in pay of $000 a year. Parole Commission Called Extravagance , : A committee of the New York County ! Lawyers' Association, which was ap j pointed to consider the advisability of ? extending the provisions of the inde i ! terminate sentence law and the Juris? diction of the Parole Commission to ! all felonies save those involving capi ? tal punishment, has reported against i the proposal and expresses doubt that ! the city is getting the worth of its ? money from the Parole Commission. The report, which was made public , yesterday, says: "The budget for the ensuing year, as i your committee is advised, contains ! items in large amounts covering the : expenses of the Parole Commission; ? the salaries of the regular employes of i the commission alone are to exceed i $96,000. Your committee is firmly con \ viiiced that the city and community at large do not receive any adequate re ! turn for this large outlay." By far the greater number of Gen ; eral Sessions judges opposed the idea, ? and, while the members of the commis j sion were in favor of it, the committee ; reached the conclusion that even with ! its present powers the commission in ? fringed upon the functions of the judi ? eiary and was inclined to constitute : itself a kind of appellate court. The i committee further stated that the pres ! ent indeterminate sentence law as ap , plied to felonies accomplished virtu i ally the same ends as would be served j by the extension of the law of 1915, ! although the responsibility was in the ! hands of the courts instead of in those ? of the Parole Commission. Herbert R. Limburg is chairman of | the committee. Other members are j Peter R. Gatens, Francis D. Gallatin i and Jeremiah T. Mahoney. -? Ex-Justice Garretson Named Referee for Life Justice Garrott J. Garretson, of Elm ! hurst, L. I., who retired December 21 ', from the Supreme Court bench after i twenty years of service, has been ap ! pointed official referee by the Appellate ! Division for the remainder of his life. Before his election to the Supreme Court, Justice Garretson served for six ! years as county judge of Queens. He i is now establishing offices in the Queens ; Plaza Court Building. Benefit for Foundlings For the first timo in its forty-eight years the New York Foundling Asylum finds it necessary to raise funds by a benefit performance. The entertain? ment will take place at the Manhattan : Opera House ths evening. Amone, ; those who will appear are Leo Ditrich ? ?stein, Grace La Rue, May Naudin, Leo i Carrillo, Frances Nash, Alice Brady, ! Frances White and William Rock. Car I dinal Farley is u boxholder. Five Die in Blaze, Four Are Injured; Cat Saves 5 Lives! ?No Fire Escapes on De-? ! stroyed Pearl Street Lodging House Animal Awakens Child Firemen Use Scaling Ladder j to Rescue Persons Over? come bjr Smoke A woman and four men were burned ? \ to death yesterday morning in a tiro which swept through an oldtimo sail- j ors' lodging houso at 1 Peck Klip. The four story structure was without j j fire escapes, and the flames swept up ; the stairs from a wood bin in the col- ? I lar, cutting off the exit of most of the : j occupants. Those killed were the pro- ' | prietor and his wife, an oyster opener! I and two unidentified Polish seamen. i Four men are in Volunteer Hospital, se- ! , riously injured, three of them by jump | mg from windows and one by inhaling smoke. A dozen others, who were slightly injured by jumping, were treated at the hospital. The fire was discovered by.lohn Sigcl, I who had a room on the second lloor with his wife and three children. About | a week ago one bitter cold day one of ; the children brought home a stray cat j that was half dead from cold. The | Sigels promptly included the waif in ! their household, and it saved their lives ; yesterday. Cat Among the Rescued Its persistent wails awoke Sigel, who ! got up grumblingly und opened the ; door into the- hall to let the cat out. Flames tilled the hallway and were? ' leaping up the stairs. Sigcl helped his j family out a? window to the roof of a i fruit stand, the cat, tightly clasped in ! the arms of one of the children, being among the first rescued. Then he yelled an alarm, which aroused other j occupants of the house and caused a ! passer-by to turn in a iire alarm. When the firemen arrived several 1 unconscious forms lay on the sidewalk beneath the lodging house windows. : The building also fronts on Pearl Street, and Fireman M. .1. O'Donohuo, of Hook and Ladder 10, took his sealing ladder to a second story window of the adjoining building, at 314 Pearl Streikt, whence he swung across to a window i of the lodging house and brought down 1 several persons. Firemen Morris and : Mallen, of Ilnok and Ladder 15, brought out others who had been overcome by smoke. The building was completely burned ' out. The damage was not estimated, An inquiry into the cause of the fire is under way. List of Dead and Injured The dead are: RUSSELL, CASPER, fifty years old proprietor of the boarding house. RUSSELL, Mrs., his wife, forty-five years old. BENNETT, CHARLES, sixty, an I oyster opener, employed in Fulton Mar? ket. Unknown sailor, about forty-six years old. Unknown sailor, about forty-twr. years old. The following were removed to the Volunteer Hospital: Otto Riede!, thirty-four, an Austrian sailor, suffering from a fractured skull : and fracture of both legs; Anselmo Fernandi, twenty-five, a cook, left leg broken, right knee dislocated and in? ternal injuries; Richard Antello, twen? ty-three, seaman, laceration of left. arm, shock and internal injuries. These three persons received their ? injuries by jumping from windows on the third floor to the street. John De grot, fifty, a watchman, also suffering from shock and overcome by smoke, was removed to Volunteer Hospital. -? I Drug Evil Diminishing, Says Justice Collins Report on State Conditions Urges Laws to Curb Doctors BUFFALO, Feb. 9.?The drug evil in New York State is diminishing, but dishonest physicians are still able j under the present law to furnish con? siderable quantities of narcotics to ad? dicts, Justice Cornelius Collins, of the Court of Special Sessions, New York City, told the State Conference of Justices and Magistrates here to-day. He made this statement in his report ar, chairman of a special committee on the drug evil. "Although the Whitney bill did not contain all the recommendations we be? lieved absolutely necessary, a marked I improvement was accomplished," said j Justice Collins. "Peddling of narcotics in the underworld is largely under con? trol, and its malevolence with its in? cidental anti-social propensities checked materially. "An unfortunate condition, however, prevails with regard to promiscuous dis? tribution by some unprincipled physi ! cians who have made a business or I prescribing for drug addiction, and do so, not as was intended for the pur ! pose of alleviating distress with the : intention of effecting a cure of the ! addict, but rather to keep the un | fortunate supplied and to reap dishon i orable profit. "The existing law in the state is in ? sufficient, too, in checking the addict ; seeking a supply from physicians. The abuse of power on the part of some dishonorable physicians, happily few in number, became so rampant that the Federal officers who had greater scope of lftgal authority than municipal or state, raided some establishments and | disclosed a deplorable condition." 1 4 Cornell Students In Court for Hazing ITHACA, N. Y., Feb. 0. -Charged with having hazed Morris Scherago, of Brooklyn, and Joseph Reinenstock, of Manhattan, fourteen upper class men of the New York State Veterinary Col ' lege at Cornell University were ar . raigned in police court here to-day. Scherago and Reinenstock, who arc in ? the junior class, alleged that the other students assaulted them in the clinic , rooms of the college last Tuesday and shaved off their mustaches, and also , claimed the attack was due to racial prejudice. Their counsel told the mag? istrate that, they had left the univer? sity because of the humiliation the oc? currence had caused them. All of the defendants pleaded not guilty and demanded jury trials, which 'were set for next Thursday. The ac ,: cused students are: D. Snow, ("entrai Square; P. A. Boardman, Springvillc; E. P. Hust, Jeffersonville; W. E. Gilroy, Platts? burg; M. E. Whitmore, Addison; P. R. ; Houghton, Eineview; H. P. Wynne and L. D. Brunner, Binghamton; A. K. Sell ner and A. J. Turr, Waterloo; H. F. Fleming. Waiden: B. B. Loveland, Franklin; W, A. Brunson, Moons, and I E. C. Stafford, CortlfcW Searchlight F?cussed on Thrift Stamps By Light, Heat and PoWer Companies Flan:' to throw new searchlights of, publicity on the war savings stamps | campaign were yesterday formulated j at a lunch of tho officers and manag ors of the light, heat and power com panios of New York at tho Engineers' i Club. Already tho lighting trades, it was] announced, have opened sales agencies ? in all their branches, having the ?lis i tinction of being the first t.rado to do j so. Frank \V. Smith, vice-president and general manager of the United : Electric Light arid Power Company, who presided, declared that tho indus? tries represented nt the meeting would dispos?; of $1,500,000 worth of stamps to their employes and customers this year. The companies have put out two posters- one directed to attract their customers and the other for their em? ployes. The billboards owned by the j lighting companies are soon to be decorated with war savings display. I The campaign will be focused on the consumer through tho medium of bill? heads and pamphlets. Those present at tho dinner includ? ed W, Ward Smith, vice-chairman of the trades division of the War Sav? ings Committee; Finley Peter Dunne, chairman of tno publicity committee; Arthur H. Ham, manager of the War Savings Societies Bureau; E. R. Barnit. assistant secretary of the Consolidated Gas Company; C? Ci. N. Thomas, treas? urer of the Consolidated (las Company; ?F. W. Lieb, vice-president and general manager of the New York Edison Com? pany; W. F. Wells, vicc-prosident anc general manager of the Brooklyn Edi? son Company; II. F. ?McGovvan, secre? tary of the Brooklyn Union Gas Com? pany, and R. E. Livingston, of the Consolidated Gas Company. Tho vast sale of war saving certifi cales in England, especially among th< working people, 13 the best proof tlur all the elements of the nation an standing behind their government, ac cording to II. Gordon Selfridge, th< American born owner of London's big gest department store, who is stoppini at. the Biltmore. He said he hail m doubt that America would outdo Eng land's splendid effort in buying th , stamps to help their government wii the war. No Jury of Women Would Have Convicted Chapman, Says Mother : Declares I 6-Year-Old Son Found Guilty of Murder Should Not Have Been Judged by Same Standards as an Adult "If women judges sat on cases af-1 ' fecting minors, as they are suri- to do . in a few years, my hoy would not have been found guilty," said Mrs. Louise Barenburg, mother of sixteen,-year-old :. Paul Chapman, yesterday, at her i Brooklyn home. Mrs. Barenburg was ; suffering from the shock of Friday's ?verdict of murder in the first degree ? brought in against, her son. "This is a sad time for women to ?live in," she declared. "Many of us have | to work to support ourselves and our ?children u/fder the same conditions as men; ar.d yet we have not the power to make laws affecting ourselves and our children. But the day i? not far dis? tant when we will all have a voice, and then such a thing as judging an unde? veloped boy, incapable of seeing clear? ly, by the same standard as we judge an adult will be unthought of in a court, i of law." Paul, it will be remembered, was re? garded by the District Attorney as in i full possession of his reasoning facul ! ties, and to look at him casually one .would agree with the District Attorney. Although only sixteen years of age. Paul's physique is that of a grown man. "My hoy, Paul," his mother con? tinued, "grew physically out of all proportion to his mentality. His body developed at the expense of his brain. . This fact a woman judge and jury would have appreciated, as they under? stand better than men the psychology of girls and boys. Paul was an af? fectionate boy who was full of fun and easily influenced. He needed a mother's care all the time. This I was unable to give him. "You see, I married very young?I am forty now?and for ten years I was a widow with two sons, both of whom 1- supported by working as sales? woman in department stores. My first husband died of consumption after a dreadful illness. Then Harry, my eld? est boy?he would be twenty-one now died, and Paul was all I had left. Every morning at a ?-[uarfr past 7 I had to leave him alone in order to be at Thirty-fourth Street tjy 8 o'clock. He was, then, alone all day except : when he was in school, for it was long after dark when I was able to return to him from work. If 1 hnd nad him with me all the time 1 might have saved him from this. Some children get along all right with a mother on 'part time,' but Paul needed me. "I would rather he had been the one found dying at the bottom of the ele? vator shaft than to have him come to this. I do not believe the extreme pen? alty will be inflicted, as he did not do the killing, but, however he is pun? ished, the stigma will always remain. "He did not. want me to see him in jail, so I did not visit him there. But when I saw him in the anteroom ho said, 'Mother, I didn't do it; I didn't kill any one.' And I said, 'No matter I what any one may think, I shall always ?believe in you and love you.' I know j that was a comfort to him, he felt so ; alone." Mrs. Barenburg is not at all the "gray-haired" mother one might ex? pect to lind. She is the modern woman, seeing intelligently, even in her grief and love, the causes that led up to her son's misadventure, and reproach ? ing herself rather than the "bad com Can't Stop Making Vinegar a Minute Day's Closing Would Mean Loss of Six Months PHILADELPHIA, Feb. P. One vinegar factory here has been in con? tinuous operation twenty-four hour~ a i day every day of the year for fifty-two years and another for forty years. j This fact was brought cut when the ' owners of the factories appealed from the Fuel Administrator's order closing industries for certain periods to save coal. Vinegar experts testified that to stop making vinegar would ruin tho tanks in which it is manufactured. Alcoh"! is placed in tanks lined and packed with beech shavings. If tl?^> generating process is halted the shavings are dried out or burned up and are useless. To stop for a day -would mean closing i six months, said a large manufacturer ! Much of the present output of vinegar I here is used in making explosives. panions" that tho old-fashioned mother always placed the blame upon when lu'i- boy "went wrong." And she has taken the blow, as she has taken all the misfortunes life has bestowed upon her, with head erect and a brain busy trying to find the best way out. | -- Swanh Demands ? Landlord Evict Gambler Tenant i Prosecutor Sends Warning to Owner of House at 108 East 17th Street More Raids Planned "Tips" of Card Sharps' Ring Involve Names of Several Enemy Aliens District Attorney ?Swann announced last night that he was ready to pro coed against the owner of the house at j 108 East Seventeenth ?Street, which haal been the home for years of the Cen-i tral Merchants' Club, an alleged gam- ? b?ng resort, controlled by Sigmund ?Bcansy) Rosenfeld. Inspector Dan ! Costigan raided the place Friday night i and arrested four of the attach?s of tfho club. Police records show that Mrs. Felicia j Tucker, wife of Frank Tucker, vice president of the Provident Loan So-1 cicty, is the owner. The place is leased; to Mrs. Ernestine Vergnolle, who sub-' lots the basement and parlor floor to I the club. The District Attorney sent the following letter to Mrs. Tucker yes? terday: "It seems wholly unnecessary for me to notify you that, tho premise? at 108 Kast Seventeenth Street, said to be owned by you, have for two year?! past been use?l us a I gambling house. This fact bas been so notorious that it would seem impossible that you had no knowledge of it. "You will now take notice, under Section 07;l of the penal law, to abate this public nuisance by removing the tenants of the sai?! premises without delay." Managers Arraigned Carl Heyman, the cigar stand opera? tor in the club; Louis Heyman, the steward; Charles Schlenger and Jesse ' Mann, members of the "board of gov i ernors," who were arrested in the raid i on warrants issued by ?ludge Wadhams ;in General ?Sessions, were arraigned yes? terday before Magistrate Ten Eyck in : the Tombs court on a charge of keeping ;i gambling house. They were held in S 1.500 bail for examination.1' "If these defendants waive examina ? tion 1 shall be ready to try them in Special Sessions in ten days," said Dis? trict Attorney Swann. The prosecutor would not, discuss the identity of the witnesses who will give ' corroborated evidence against the d?? tendants. It was learned, however, that at least one of the high officials of : the Central Merchants' Club has de ' cided to turn state's evidence. It was also learned that the fate or Rosenfeld's organization will be visited : upon many others before Judge Wad lams's John Doe inquiry- is ended. Evi? dence in the form o? anonymous tips from hotel employes is coming to the ' prosecutor daily of the operations of a ring of professional gamblers, who nake the rounds of gome, of the best , :nown hotels ;:i tho vicinity of Fifth! Lvenuc. Alien Enemies Figure Tho names of several alien enemies ' igure in these tips, and subpfrnas may , >e served on them soon asking them to ake the stand before Judge Wadhams. j "They are professional card 'sharks,'' tnd stories nre coming to me by the iozens daily of well-to-do business men vho have been fleeced hy their tricks' ind devices. The. only trouble is that hoso victims would rather lose all their noney and their right arms than to ' iave their names made public. They j my to take the stand would ruin their1 rareers," said Mr. Swann. German Butler Arrested Found Ransacking Home of Former Employer MONTC?AIR, N. J., Feb. 9. A light in the supposedly vacant home of Louis R. Potthoff, at 178 North Moun? tain Avenue, here early this morning caused the police to investigate. They found William Hohenhurst. a German, who formerly had been employed by Mr. Potthoff as a butler. The pris? oner was equipped with a revolver, a blackjack and a chisel. The house had been ransacked, but apparently nothing had been stolen. Hohenhurst, when arraigned before Re? corder Yost, who held him on a charge of unlawful entry, said he had served in the German army, but proteste?! that he had registered in New York under the draft law. He said he had lost his draft card. Boy Scouts Start Big Drive for Men and Money Campaign Designed to Add to War Efficiency Extends Over Entire Country The Boy Scouts of America need two things-men and money. They are not particular which they get first nor of which they get the most. They want both and have started a drive, which they are confident is going to meet ti?eir fondest desires. The campaign throughout the United States, except New York City, started last Friday and will continue until Tuesday night. In New -York the drive is to be started next Friday and will continue four days. In making its plea for men who will act as scoutmasters, the Boy Scouts point out that there are thousands of boys anxious to join their ranks but are unable to do so because of a lack of men to take charge of the squads a* fast as they are recruited. The war, of course, has greatly depleted the ranks of the old scoutmasters, a grcr.t per? centage of them having gone into somt? branch of the government servie?. The need of recruiting up to full strength the ranks of the scoutmasters is made manifest from two distinct SPRING STYLES Fitting All Sizes 16 to 58 bunt ul-wuft m ?tock H-preKonflng new. nr?K!n;,l lilm? an'1 n.Upta?i'.iv? H foreign models, combining ?titv.tr tl< I ? lib hi m pi iff ? v. Final t!ean-Up of Remaining Winier Stock Coats, Suits, Dresses, Skirts, Waists Ht Great Savings 21*23 West 38th Street 3*W Bources, In the first place. President ^Vi?Ron ha?? repeatedly urged a mobiliza ' tion of the full boy power of the coun 1 try ."?j rapidly as possible. Only re ? cently, the league points out. he ric : Clatea that the country had little idea of the importance of the work being j done by the boys of the country. ? In the second place, the leagu? says that juvenile delinquency, which shows : a proneness to increase in each country I whore the war rages, can best be com : bated by enlisting the boys of the na : tion in a movement such as that of the ?? Boy Scouts. That the increase of crime among boys has already started is es? tablished by ligures included in the bul? letin issued by the Boy Scouts as pan of the literature in their campaign. Massachusetts has had an increase thus , far of 05 per cent in crime among the ! boys; Detroit reports an increase of | nearly 50 per cent, and Newark and ? Toledo, Ohio, police courts have noted an alarming increase in hoy arrests. In New York City the Boy ?Scouts ! want, four hundred new scoutmasters. . At the same time they want four hun I dred new meeting places where Boy ! Scouts may rally. Several of the cities where the cam? paign has already been started, have re? ported that there is every indication of success. The campaign for new scout leaders so far has resulted as follows: In Philadelphia. 600; Toledo, 260; Flint, Mich., 200; Buffalo, 1,200, and Spokane. Wash, 150. Hoarded Goods Thrown on Market as Peace Seemed Near i AMSTERDAM. Jan. 13 ? by mail). The German papers publish messages from Silesia and Poland stating that when the Brcst-Litovak negotiations ? first appeared to make a Russo-Ger man peace probable, commodities long since unobtainable reappeared in the markets. Coffee, tea, chocolate, flour, sardines, yarns, shoes, furs and a whole range ? of other goods were thrown upon the market by clandestine dealers anxious : to get rid of hoarded stocks. Prices , dropped 50 per cent or more. Aid to Mrs. Catt Named WASHINGTON. Feb. 9.- Mrs. Mar? tha Evans Martin, of New York City, has been elected executive chairman of the educational propaganda depart? ment of the woman's committee of the : Council of National Defence, assist? ing Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt. The Store will be closed to=morrow (Monday) FIFTH AVENUE-MADISON AVENUE, NEW YORK 71hErty=ff0Mrt!hi Street telephone 7000 Murray hill Thirty-fifth St; Looking: to Spring; Fashions Many qualmt conceits are revealed Se the new modes for early Spring Simple lanes, charmingly modeled ?n fascinating fabrics, strike the dominant note in fashionable feminine attire? for growing=ups as well as for grown=ups. Silks, satins, Georgette, embroideries and laces are all to be enrolled in the service off Madame la Mode this year? often to be worn in picturesque conjunction with smart Jaquettes of velvet or velveteen; and all off these delightful novelties are interestingly featured in tfye early Spring display, which includes recent importations from Paris as well as clever originations from the American designers. Everything new and smart in Spring clothes for boys and young men is now ready for selection.